From classic bronze sculpture to cutting-edge contemporary works, Palm Desert is home to an amazing variety of art – and you can find it all in the city’s myriad of art galleries and our local museums.
- Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. Opened in 2012, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is an exciting venue for the visual arts in our city. The 8,400-square-foot building features ongoing and temporary exhibitions of internationally important art in different media, including sculpture, painting, photography, and new media. Outside the building, an extensive grounds have been transformed into the largest sculpture garden between Los Angeles and Phoenix.
- Palm Springs Art Museum. The Palm Springs Art Museum features a sophisticated collection of art that rivals urban metropolitan museums. Spread over the 150,000 square feet, the museum boasts major collections of modern and contemporary art, sculpture, glass, photography, architecture and design and Native American and Western art.
El Paseo Galleries. For a hearty helping of art and antiques, head over to the popular El Paseo shopping district. Home to more than a dozen museum-quality galleries, the area hosts the popular El Paseo Art Walk on the first Friday evening of each month, November through May as part of First Weekend Palm Desert. Call 877-735-7273 for more information.
El Paseo Invitational Exhibition. Lining the median of the famed El Paseo shopping district, this curated exhibition features 18 sculptures, with a new collection installed every two years. Learn more about the exhibition during a docent-guided Public Art Tour, or download your own tour map.
The Art Place. Tucked away in an enclave off of Hovley Lane, The Art Place is home to nearly a dozen fine art galleries and interior design boutiques. Discover original fine art and luxurious home accents at this convenient location.
Be sure, too, to visit the Palm Desert Community Gallery, located inside the North Wing of Palm Desert City Hall, which plays host to some of the area's best local artists.